New Indiana University men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson is prohibited from doing any off-campus recruiting and making any recruiting phone calls for one year because of NCAA rules violations during his time at Oklahoma.
The sanctions, announced today by the NCAA Committee on Infractions, were in response to more than 550 impermissible phone calls made to recruits by Sampson and his staff from 2000 to 2004.
Sampson and the school admitted the violations. IU was aware of the situation when it hired Sampson in March.
A news release from the NCAA said Sampson “fostered an environment of deliberate noncompliance” in his program. It said Sampson personally made 233 of the 577 impermissible calls.
There’s a Pat O’Brien gag in here somewhere, but my head hurts too much to finish it.